Lagos startup week – the annual weeklong celebration of startups in Lagos is back and scheduled to take place September 24th – 30th 2016.
Following on from the success of the 2015 line-up which was packed full with over 20 events consisting of pitches, panel discussions, showcases, meetups and several other activities where over 60 startups were featured and 1000+ entrepreneurs attended, the 2nd annual Lagos Startup Week is scheduled to take place September 24 -30th, 2016
This year’s Lagos Startup Week promises to further establish Africa and particularly Lagos, in its rightful place in the world of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. With this year’s theme tagged “Be Inspired”, this weeklong event will leave entrepreneurs fully fired up and inspired to take on new challenges and initiatives even in a difficult economy.
In addition to the usual panel discussion, pitches and conference style talks, this year’s event features free masterclasses targeted at startups, product launches and a Startup Exhibition. An interesting lineup of speakers which include successful startup founders, local and international investors, industry giants and domain experts have been put together for this week.
“The present Nigerian economy however tough presents tremendous opportunities for Startups to capitalise and establish leading positions in the market place. This year’s events are Community led, all about building each other up and fostering the growth of a supportive environment to launch new businesses; whilst ensuring viable start-ups are linked up to willing investors and mentors alike” Mr Olumide Olayinka Organiser of Lagos StartupWeek said.
If you’ve ever attended a startup event in Lagos, you know that Lagos is a wonderful big-little city. Her spirit of collaboration and disruption has led her to become an increasingly strong entrepreneurial hub. She remains the commercial capital of Nigeria and one of the largest cities in Africa.